In 2022, we know things are really tough for many. Northumberland Day has always tried to reach out to and included everyone and, this year, we want to do so more than ever, assisting those people most in need of a little help and kindness.
For this reason, we are launching our Northumberland Day Food Bank Challenge, asking those in the county who have the means to help others, to do just that.
We want to swell the donations to Food Banks across the county (and in Newcastle too, as we know how many people in the city consider themselves Northumbrian).
To do this, we simply want you to focus on two things:
✓ – Red foods
✓– Yellow Foods
Here is how you can help.
We would like to see Northumberland Day donations in the county colours, generated by individuals, schools, businesses, families – anyone with the means to do so. This should help food banks to get some of the items that are most useful to them.
Here are some ideas of items that food banks could handle:
|✓Red foods||✓Yellow foods|
|Tomato soup||Tinned sweetcorn|
|Pickled beetroot||Tinned pineapple|
|Canned/dried red lentils||Cornflakes|
|Tinned sardines in tomato sauce||Instant pasta|
|Strawberry jam||Yellow-coloured washing up liquid|
|Biscuits with red centres/decoration||Packet pilau rice|
|Tinned strawberries||Canned chickpeas|
|Tinned raspberries||Tinned pears|
|Red-coloured washing up liquid||Tinned grapefruit|
|Tinned tomatoes/tomatoes in carton||Tinned custard|
|Tinned cherries||Lemon curd|
|Bottled red peppers||Lemon chicken sauce|
|Bottled red cabbage||Tinned macaroni cheese|
|Tinned rhubarb||Cheesy pasta baby pouch|
|Packet tomato puree||Cheesy veg with pasta baby food|
|Tinned meat||Tinned potatoes|
|Spaghetti Hoops/Tinned Spaghetti||Tinned butter beans/cannellini beans|
|Bolognese Sauce||Tinned bamboo shoots|
|Tomato-based baby food||Golden vegetable soup|
|Tinned corned beef/ham||Tinned jackfruit|
|Red kidney beans||Packet couscous|
|Red salmon||Packet polenta|
|Pickled red cabbage||Sunflower oil spray|
|Red jelly||Yellow jelly|
|Chilli seasoning||Jar of mustard|
All of these foods would be appreciated by someone.
By focusing on colours, we should remember to pick something up that we can donate, when we go shopping.
The FB Cup
To inspire Food Bank donations in red and yellow colours, from now until Northumberland Day, we are creating our own version of the FA Cup, the FB Cup.
Here’s how it works:
We will keep a running total of what has been donated by those representing each ‘team’ and will declare the winners after the first ‘round’. Eight teams will be knocked out at that stage.
The totals of donations will be carried forward between rounds but each team’s players will need to keep donating if they wish to win our special FB Cup trophy.
We will also present that trophy to someone/some people who have donated and sent us their details of their donation, so it could be you, or your school or business.
The dates of each round will be:
|Dates||Number of games|
|w/c 16 May||– 8 games (16 teams become 8)|
|w/c 30 May||– 4 games (8 teams become 4)|
|w/c 6 June||– 2 games (4 teams become 2)|
|w/c 13 June||– 2 teams play, to determine the winner|
|Team Name||Team Name|
|Alnwick, & Alnmouth||Longhorsely, Longframlington & Felton|
|Ashington & Ellington||Morpeth & Pegswood|
|Berwick & Border||Ponteland & Belsay|
|Blyth, Bedlington & Cramlington||Prudhoe, Ovingham & Heddon|
|Boulmer, Craster, Howick & Newton by the Sea||Rothbury, Otterburn & Bellingham|
|Chillingham & Wooler||Seahouses, Beadnell, Bamburgh & Holy Island|
|Haltwhistle & Haydon Bridge||Warkworth & Amble|
|Hexham & Corbridge||Newbiggin-by-the-Sea and Lynemouth|
First round ties (May 16-30) are:
Warkworth and Amble v Haltwhistle and Haydon Bridge
Chillingham and Wooler v Ponteland and Belsay
Berwick and Border v Morpeth and Pegswood
Ashington and Ellington v Blyth, Bedlington and Cramlington
Hexham and Corbridge v Rothbury, Otterburn and Bellingham
Newbiggin-on-Sea and Lynemouth v Alnwick and Alnmouth
Boulmer, Craster, Howick and Newton-by-the-Sea v Seahouses, Beadnell, Bamburgh and Holy Island
Prudhoe, Ovingham and Heddon v Longhorsely, Longframlington and Felton